Scarab

Nubian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19-Dynasty 20


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, W671

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.862

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faded glaze. Pierced. Inscribed with crucifolm floral design composed of lotus flowers. Edge chipped.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, W671. March 6, 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition